Work on goals and outcomes, not tasks

People working on outcomes are successful more often than those working on tasks.

If you want to achieve an outcome, you plan and break it down into multiple things to do. You do some of them. Others are delegated. Unless each and everyone person involved doesn’t understand the desired outcome, the tasks would most certainly fail in achieving it.

If you don’t know where you are going, no road can get you there.

People we work with are looking for outcome. We can complete all the tasks on time with quality and still fail if the outcome isn’t achieved.

Do you know the expected outcome of the task you are working on? Shouldn’t you?


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